The Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO) was recently formed. See the announcement in an earlier newsletter article at http://goo.gl/KRjOF. I received the following message from the FHISO:
Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) was incorporated earlier this year to act as the community-owned standards organization serving genealogists, world wide. Standards organizations depend on broad support that includes support across some of the entrenched territorial lines we find in our community.
Most other sectors have figured out how to bridge those territorial lines they are already reaping the benefits of open, transparent and democratically developed standards. If we work together as a community, we too can build bridges.
Those working on FHISO developed the document, "Why FHISO?" to help the community begin to build those bridges. It is a position paper/comment draft and we hope to hear from members of the global genealogy community about the FHISO proposition.
Details may be found at http://fhiso.org/2012/07/why-fhiso/.
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